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Adding the Hobie H Bar and the Hobie Sidekick, lets see if it fits on my Mariner


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#1 jasongonzales@outlook.com

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 09:38 PM

OK I am reconfiguring my Mariner. I am also adding the Hobie H Bar and the Hobie Sidekick, lets see if it fits. PIX coming soon.

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 10:13 PM

Hobie Sidekick on a Mariner It Fits! [ATTACH=CONFIG]4372[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]4373[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]4370[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]4371[/ATTACH]

#3 jasongonzales@outlook.com

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 11:08 PM

Darn I need mounting plates on both side to install the H BAR

#4 JCooperpcola

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:24 AM

You just added training wheels to the most stable kayak on the market.......

#5 KYAngler

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 10:31 AM

Good luck getting it out of the family room now. LOL

#6 jasongonzales@outlook.com

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 01:51 PM

The Mariner stability no question about it. I was at the middle of the boat highway on the Skyway bridge and no problems with wakes coming from large boats. But I plan to jig (using DOC Goofy JIGS) for Pomps and its pretty hard to do it sitting down from the mariner. So I need the stand up post and the Outrigger to offer more stability when I am standing all day especially on choppy conditions. I'll be jigging all day. Now problem is, how do I get it out of the living room?

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 04:10 PM

I for one, look forward to seeing some on the water pics soon! Especially once you get it all worked out, H-bar and ama's on your mariner! I've been thinking about the same idea!

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 04:25 PM

Not bad looking...should be just about the most stable jigging outfit out there. Standing in 3-5ft seas can be interesting (physics is a harsh mistress) so I understand wanting a lil something extra

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:56 AM

Darn I need mounting plates on both side to install the H BAR


Could u mount it to the plug and play slots instead?

#10 jasongonzales@outlook.com

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 09:20 PM

Hobie Sidekick and H BAR on a Mariner Here you go at Horeshoe beach FL. Was not able to get the PIX while I am standing up. But Im going out again. This time I will have PIX in standing position. Good for jigging Pomps. Pretty stable, I can stand longer without fatigue, the Sidekick makes it a lot stable espcially if you tend to lean on the left and right side.

#11 jasongonzales@outlook.com

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 09:34 PM

More PIX of the HBar [ATTACH=CONFIG]4411[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]4412[/ATTACH]

#12 jasongonzales@outlook.com

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 09:45 PM

I can mount to the plug and play, but I'd rather not, it requires a lot of work though. In this setup, I only have to drill 1 hole on left and 1 hole to the right to support the plates. I then slide the plate out (take out 1 hand screw) to put the sidekick and the slide it back in. [ATTACH=CONFIG]4413[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]4414[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]4415[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]4416[/ATTACH]

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 01:03 PM

Hey Jason, how bout an update on your yak with the h bar and side kicks on? Got any pics of you standing?

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 06:42 PM

This is very cool stuff guys, thanks for all the info. Jason, I wonder if this rigging would work in the ocean, like getting out thru the surf and back in? I have been practicing in my Mariner a few times. I now can get out ok at low tide with small waves, but coming back in with just a 2 foot curl I cannot keep the boat from nose diving and I keep getting pitched. I love the things you guys are doing and this H bar dealie would be some cool stuff on my rig, I would love to be confident standing. Theres a boatload of fish waiting for me minutes from my door here on the Ecuador coast. Any info recommendations welcome. I have very limited internet access, hard to see photos often. And its expensive. I learn quickly. Private messages welcome also. thanks again for sharing your stuff. Lomax

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 11:26 PM

Hobie Sidekick on a Mariner It Fits! [ATTACH=CONFIG]4372[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]4373[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]4370[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]4371[/ATTACH]

Please repost these pics, as they are no longer on the thread, I am a big guy and would like to know how the work and look. Do they get in they way, lay down correctly? What are the pros and cons? Oh, I am new to the forum and most everything looks to be years old, hope some of still monitor this site.



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Posted 25 July 2016 - 08:21 PM

Hobie Sidekick on a Mariner It Fits! [ATTACH=CONFIG]4372[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]4373[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]4370[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]4371[/ATTACH]

I'm not able to see the photos?






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